The 3.2 kernel was released on January 4
, after 72 days of
development. Among other things, this kernel adds the proportional rate reduction
TCP algorithm, the
extended verification module
, the CPU scheduler bandwidth controller
, the cross-memory attach
IPC mechanism, the Hexagon
DSP architecture, improved recovery of corrupted Btrfs filesystems, and the
I/O-less dirty throttling
code. See the Kernelnewbies 3.2
for lots more information.
As of this writing, the 3.3 merge window is open; see below for details on
what has been merged so far.
Stable updates: the 188.8.131.52, 3.0.16, and 3.1.8 stable kernel updates were released on
January 6. Each contains the usual long list of important fixes (OK,
184.108.40.206 only has nine fixes, but the newer kernels have quite a few
3.2.1 stable updates are in the review
process; they can be expected on or after January 12. 3.1.9 is likely
to be the final update for the 3.1 kernel.
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